Visiting Instructor; Lecturer Intensive English
Allegra has been teaching Intensive English + Literary Studies, and collaborating across disciplines at Pratt since 2012. Her interests include learning transfer, visual/ verbal communication linkages, sociolinguistics and pedagogy. Allegra has taught Studio Language courses in collaboration with Fashion and 2D Pratt faculty, respectively, and has published research with faculty from the Science and Foundation faculty. She has additionally collaborated with Architecture faculty to serve MA Arch English language learners. A seasoned curriculum developer, Allegra draws her inspiration from her own background in visual art, linguistics and pedagogy.
Prior to working at Pratt, Allegra studied visual art in New Orleans, Paris, and Rome, served as Visual Arts Editor of the Tulane Review, taught French in the New Orleans public school district and served as a new teacher selector for TeachNOLA TNTP Teaching Fellows. She has worked as a mentor for the Teachers College, Columbia University TESOL Certificate Program, and as program associate in the Art and Art Education Program at the same institution.
MA, Applied Linguistics, Teachers College Columbia University; BA French Language and Literature, English Literature, and Studio Art, Tulane University
Publications and Projects
The Art of Designing a Curriculum Optimized for Learning Transfer (2019).
Jensen, Christopher X. J.; Brooks, Brian; Suh, Keena; Shmulevsky, Allegra Marino; Wynter, Chris. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v51 n6 p52-60. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00091383.2019.1674108